Go Camp

Go program is every Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat and Sun and will include:
 - Lectures
 - Teaching games
 - League games
 - Game reviews
 - Special events

Wed and Thu are tournament days for the pros and thus are free for the participants. These days can be used for
 - visiting the Kiin and watching the pros at the tournaments and
 - optional sightseeing trips.

Note that the following detailed schedule is preliminary, therefore subject to possible minor changes.

Schedule 1st week Schedule 2nd week Schedule 3rd week Schedule as PDF

 - Yellow: TTS Center, Osaka University of Commerce
 - Blue: Kansai-Kiin
 - Green: Meals, free time and/or sightseeing
 - Red: Special location

Registration, orientation and hotel check-in

On the first day, an opening party will be held at the TTS Center, Osaka University of Commerce. After the registration procedures, organizers will provide some information to the camp participants. Covered with drinks and snacks, everyone gets the chance to know each other and play games if they can manage the jet-lag.

Go Camp league

The league consists of 10 rounds played in the morning over the three weeks. Players who finished their games can get them reviewed by the pros.

Public match between league winner and a top pro

On the last day, the winner of the league gets the unique opportunity to challenge a top pro in a memorial game (similar to Shinshodan-series). Other pros will give live commentary to all other camp participants.

Teaching games and game reviews

Since the pros are not able to play teaching games with everyone at the same time, there will be a schedule for the camp participants. We promise everyone to get at least 2-3 in-depth teaching games throughout the camp. The others can get game reviews from pros in the meanwhile.

Visit Kansai-Kiin and watch pro games

During the guided tour to the Kansai-Kiin, camp participants have the opportunity to watch pros during their tournament games in order to witness the tension, joy and cruelty in the pros' world.

Kansai-Kiin High-Dan league

This league is opened to Japanese high-dan players. Camp participants who are 1d or above can participate.

Friendly tournament with former Inseis and Japanese students

Young amateur players from various Japanese universities, some of them are former Inseis, will visit the Go camp. This friendly tournament is the perfect chance for the camp participants to sharpen their skills for the upcoming tournament against preliminary Inseis.

Visit Insei school

A guided tour to the Insei school at the Kansai-Kiin shows how future pros are being raised up.

Friendly tournament with Kansai-Kiin preliminary Inseis

This is the real match where camp participants measure their skills with future Inseis.

Friendly tournament with NODIC group

The NODIC group is a famous Go community in Osaka consisting of some really strong amateur players. We plan to set up a friendly tournament with these people.

Short Sightseeing Trips

Osaka Castle is one of Japan's most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. It is deep-rooted in the minds of citizens of Osaka as the symbol of Osaka, as is the "Taiko-han" (founder of Osaka Castle, Hideyoshi Toyotomi) Osaka Castle

Kyoto, Kinkakuji Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is now the capital of Kyoto Prefecture, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. It is the storehouse of Japan’s traditional culture and the stage on which much of Japanese history was played out. With 17 Unesco World Heritage sites, more than 1600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shintō shrines, Kyoto is also one of the world’s most culturally rich cities.
Nara occupies the northern part of Nara Prefecture, directly bordering Kyoto Prefecture. Eight temples, shrines and ruins, together with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, collectively form the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara". Nara